Welcome to Witney Community Primary School & Nursery

Caring, Learning and Succeeding Together

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Welcome to Witney Community Primary School

Witney Community Primary school dates back to 1938 and is housed in an interesting building in Witney. There are 3 classrooms for the Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage children and 4 classrooms for Key Stage 2 pupils. Our annual intake of pupils into school is thirty per year, with a total in the main school of approximately 205 children.

The Foundation Stage class has 30 full-time places and has its own separate play area and toilets. We also have an art room, library, music room and ICT room in school and each classroom has further internet linked computers and the use of a laptop trolley.

We provide a secure and happy environment where the work is varied and challenging and every child and adult is valued. We set the children and ourselves high standards to enable every child to develop his or her potential to the full and become confident and passionate learners. We aim to develop the whole child.

All parents and carers are very welcome in school and we see home and school working together as very important for your child.

Our website will give you a flavour of our school's aims, the activities that the children are involved in, the achievements that we have gained and the wealth of memorable experiences that the children encounter.

We hope you find the information you want whilst looking through the site but please do contact us if you have any further questions and you are very welcome to come and have a look around anytime.

Jill Meyer (Headteacher)

WCPS Remote Learning Policy

Remote Learning Policy.pdf

Newsletters

Newsletter 27th November 2020.pdf
Christmas 2020.pdf
Newsletter 20th November 2020.pdf
Newsletter 13th November 2020.pdf
Newsletter 6th November 2020.pdf
Newsletter 23rd October 2020.pdf
Newsletter 16th October 2020.pdf
Newsletter 9th October 2020.pdf
Newsletter 2nd October 2020.pdf
Newsletter 25th September 2020.pdf
Newsletter 18th September 2020.pdf

Diary

Friday 11th December

Christmas Jumper Day

Wednesday 16th December

Christmas Dinner and Christmas hat competition

Friday 18th December

Last day of term. School finishes at 1.30pm

The Youth Sport Trust have taken the step to deliver a free virtual after school club as part of a national response to the second lockdown. The 30-minute club will take place at 5pm each weekday and be led by a different member of the YST’s athlete mentor network, starting on Thursday 12 November with world no.1 female inline skater and 10-time British Champion Jenna Downing. The After School Sport Club will then run for five weeks until December 18 and children and young people can take part live by visiting our YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/YouthSportTrust

Aimed mainly at primary-aged children, a different theme has been assigned for each day of the club - Adventure Monday, Tuesday Play, Wild Wednesday, Thinking Thursday and Fun Friday. The YST hope that this will provide support, capacity and inspiration to sit alongside the other great work and offers that are available for schools and children and young people to engage in.

Reception cancelled Flyer.pdf


Tips for talking to children about coronavirus

Children, please use this link if you need to in the current situation

Learning about online safety at home (ThinkUKnow)

ThinkUKnow have created a page to support parents and young people online. The site includes home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities support children's understanding of online safety at a time.

There is also parent support information for primary and secondary age groups.

The resources can be found here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worksheets

Be SMART: Online Safety Video Lessons for 6 - 9 year olds (Childnet)

Childnet have released six new easy-to-follow videos for parents and children to work through together. The 10 - 15 minute videos offer simple, clear online safety advice using fun activities, games and discussion. There are optional follow-up activities to extend children's learning.

The videos can be found here: https://www.childnet.com/resources/video-lessons


WCPS is a Reading School!

The Oxford Owl website helps children with their reading. Free eBooks, storytelling videos and fun ideas to help children of all abilities with their reading. Lots for children to do and share.

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Click here find out more about what is happening in Witney Library

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WCPS is part of the River Learning Trust

Online Safety: Protecting your child

The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet

Digital Resilience Toolkit: Practical tips for parents of 6 – 10 year olds

Young Minds Mental Health Support

Need some advice about your child’s behaviour or emotions?

Contact YoungMinds’ Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544

youngminds.org.uk/parents

https://youngminds.org.uk/media/2441/a3-parents-helpline-poster.pdf


WCPS is a Partner school in the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA).